CROSSVILLE, Tenn.- A Crossville man has been arrested and charged with the murder of his girlfriend.
Police said 61-year old John Giles was arrested Wednesday night, accused of killing his girlfriend 58-year-old Kimberly Ann Batty. Cumberland County investigators said they found the woman's body at her home along Dovenshire Drive back in November.
According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Cumberland County Sheriff's Office Batty was strangled and also showed signs of blunt force trauma to the head. Further investigation revealed that she had been planning to leave Giles.
Giles is being held at the Cumberland County Jail on a $2 million bond.